International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Last-minute charitable gifts to the IRC for 2011

Thank you for your interest in supporting the humanitarian work of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).  If you would like to make a tax-deductible charitable donation before the end of 2011, you may do so online, by mail, by phone, or by making a gift of stock or mutual funds:


To make a 2011 gift online, please visit
You may also purchase IRC Rescue Gifts and send e-cards to honor your loved ones by visiting the IRC Rescue Gifts catalog at
Your online gift must be completed no later than midnight EST on Saturday, December 31 for 2011 tax purposes. 
After you submit your credit card information online, you will receive an automatic e-mail acknowledgement from the IRC ( Please print this message and retain it as an official receipt of your online gift.

To provide ongoing monthly support as an IRC Rescue Partner, please visit
If you experience any difficulties in donating, or do not receive a receipt for your gift, please contact our donor stewardship manager at  +1 212 551 2982 or
All online gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1.7 million through December 31.



To make a gift by check, please send it to the International Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 96651, Washington, DC  20090-6651, postmarked by December 31.



To make a credit card donation by phone, please call +1 855 9RESCUE. The deadline for credit card donations by phone is Friday, December 30 by 5pm EST.


Corporate Matching Gifts

Your generosity could be doubled — even tripled — with a matching gift from your company. To find out if your company matches employee contributions to charitable organizations, please visit


To make a gift of stock, please contact Brian Ringo, IRC donor services and operations manager (+ 1 212 551 2925 or, to obtain transfer instructions. We must be notified by 4pm EST on Thursday, December 29 in order to provide you with instructions in time to affect the transfer by the close of trading on December 30.

Please be sure to notify the IRC of your gift of stock so we can identify your gift and rapidly send you a receipt for tax purposes. Please note that gifts of stock which cannot be directly attributed to an individual will be returned.

Mutual Funds

To transfer shares of a mutual fund, please contact Brian Ringo (+ 1 212 551 2925 or by 4pm EST on Wednesday, December 21.  Because of the complex nature of mutual fund transfers, we have an earlier processing deadline for gifts of this type.


IRA Gifts

People aged 70 1/2 or older can make tax-free transfers — up to $100,000 — from a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA directly to the International Rescue Committee until December 31.  For information about making an IRA gift, please contact Leslie Krotman, gift planning associate, at +1 212 551 2723 or


Efficiency and Results: The IRC is consistently awarded high marks by charity watchdog groups and respected publications for the efficient use of our financial support and the effectiveness of our work. Read more about our top-rated charity reviews.

Disclaimer: The International Rescue Committee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The information contained herein is not intended by the International Rescue Committee to be construed as legal or tax advice. The IRC encourages you to consult with your legal/financial/tax advisor before donating securities to the IRC. 
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